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Little Wizard-shaped Phoenix Brass Chinese Opium Pipe
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Code: ga4661
Price: $17.99

Shipping Weight: 160.00 grammes
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This little brass opium pipe measures 7 inches long with the bowl 19mm diameter. Pictures show two views of the same pipe. Although decrative, this pipe actually works!

Confucious referred to the lack of this mythical bird to mean an un-just government. The phoenix bird symbolizes immortality, resurrection and life after death. Only one phoenix exists at a time. When the bird felt its death was near, every 500 to 1,461 years, it would build a nest of aromatic wood and set it on fire. A new phoenix sprang forth from the pyre. Embalming the ashes of its predecessor in an egg of myrrh, then flying it to the city of the sun to deposit the egg on the sun godís alter.

Two-hundred years ago Britain started selling the Chinese opium from British India to balance London trade deficit of Chinese tea and silks. China didnt like foreigners breaking their laws and causing widespread drug addiction. The destruction of 20,000 chests of opium in Guangzhou resulted, after British aggression, in Hong Kong becoming a crown colony

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